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Kid Dropper Jewish Gang Leader In New York City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Kid Dropper became the most prominent gangster in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1920s. Kid Spanish, a mixed Spanish and Jewish thug, was among Dropper's principal rivals. Both of them got their start in the Five Points Gang led by Paul Kelly. Eventually Dropper and Spanish were both sentenced to prison and became suitors for the same woman. Dropper was assassinated by a teenager in 1923.
William Sailor Freedman Lightweight Boxer and Jewish Criminal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Sailor Freedman was a boxer of significance from 1916 until 1928. He was also an enforcer/thug for gangsters, particularly the Philadelphia rum runner Max Hoff. Hoff ran a gambling operation as well while also managing Sailor's boxing career. Freedman was a short fighter, standing 5'8" with a 69" reach. He fought many of the greatest fighters, including Mickey Walker and Benny Leonard.
The Murder of Gambler Arnold Rothstein
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Arnold Rothstein's mistress was sought by police in Coral Gables and later in Jacksonville, Florida. This happened after the gambler's former bodyguard, Fatty Walsh, was killed while playing a card game in the Biltmore Hotel in 1929. Were Walsh's murder and the murder of Brooklyn gangster Frankie Yale connected? Rothstein's killer was never found although George McManus was tried and acquitted.
Irving Waxey Gordon Wexler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Waxey Gordon was prosecuted for tax evasion, a crime that Al Capone was convicted of. It took federal agents two and half years to amass enough evidence against Gordon to bring him to trial. Two witnesses were killed in the process. When a jury was selected its members were kept in a hotel throughout the duration of Gordon's trial. My ebook was written from news accounts and ancestry records.
2,000 Jews Walk into a Bar
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,780. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
It was once said that evil flourishes when good men do nothing, and 2,000 Jews Walk into a Bar proves, with irony and insight, how even when good men actually do something, things can still go very badly wrong indeed. Paris Portingale clearly has an abiding empathy for the common man, and how good people can get tangled in circumstances well beyond their control.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.
Immigration and Health USA by Adesuyi Leslie Ajayi & Abimbola T. Ajayi
Price: $4.87 USD. Words: 38,170. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
Immigration and Health USA is to assist immigrants and their care givers attain optimum health during their acculturation period and long term stay in the USA with emphasis on health promotion and primary prevention that is ethnically sensitive and culturally appropriate.
Fixer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Political "fixer" Harry Leonnoff overcomes the poverty of the Lower East Side, polio, and anti-semitism to become the admired Robin Hood of Depression-Era New York. But vindictive Mayor Fiorello La Guardia doesn't like losing out to Harry over his election redistricting campaign and swears he will get even. "A modern classic." -- Susanna Hutcheson, award-winning journalist